Cooking Tuesdays

Tuesdays are one of my down days, and by that I mean that I only have to pick up one child from school.  Most Tuesdays I have the day wide open which allows me to food shop first thing in the morning and spend the rest of the day cooking or baking.  The goal of my cooking day is to make the biggest kitchen mess on “Cooking Tuesday” in hopes of minimizing the kitchen cleanup the rest of the week.

This past Tuesday I spent the day making “Freezer Meals”.  It took about 3 hours total (of course I had to stop and tend to the children and other daily happenings) to make the three meals.  Since I made double batches for each one, I now have 5 meals in the freezer and 1 meal which we at that night!  The recipes are linked on my Pinterest page.

Sausage Fundido

I made double batches and served one batch with taco shells, sour cream and salsa.  I froze the other batch for another day.  The kids loved it!

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Gnocchi with Kale, Cilantro & Cashew Pesto – Dinner

The recipe makes enough for 2.  I knew the kids probably wouldn’t try the pesto, so I made sure to have extra Gnocchi with butter for the kiddos.  The pesto is strong in flavor, but it’s the kind of meal that makes you feel good eating it.  It just tastes healthy.  I didn’t realize I could freeze pesto until now!  Wonderful!

Gnocchi with Kale, Cilantro, and Cashew Pesto  IMG_3141  IMG_3143   

Creamy Chicken

If your house is like mine, chicken is a staple.  This looked like a tasty recipe to have on hand in the freezer.  We haven’t tried it yet, but I plan to serve it over rice or noodles with a side of green beans.

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What are your favorite freezer meals?

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